Depletion of YgjD lead to a change in cell size homeostasis. The figure is based on data from one microcolony of TB80 (Para-ygjD) depleted for YgjD (A; also see Additional File 4 - movie 3) and E. coli wildtype MG1655 (B; also see Additional File 2 - movie 2). Each point represents information about one cell, and the color of the point indicates which generation this cell belongs to (for a definition of 'generation' see main text). A) Changes in cell size during YgjD depletion. Cell size at division decreases continuously during the depletion experiment; B) Growth characteristics of MG1655 on single cell level. MG1655 exhibits a nearly constant cell size at division, and a slight increase of growth rate over consecutive divisions.
Bergmiller et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:118 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-118